Ski Areas in Colorado near I-70

Colorado Ski Areas near Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70

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Colorado Ski Areas near Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70

June 21: Golden, Colorado (just west of Denver).

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Loveland Basin & Ski Area

Loveland Basin & Ski Area




This is where you exit I-70 to visit Loveland Basin ski area.



Loveland Basin and Loveland Ski Area

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It looks different in the summer. In the winter this is a major ski area with hundreds of automobiles and snow skiers. There is no activity on the slopes this time of year.

Loveland Basin & ski area is 12-miles west of historic Georgetown at exit 216 on I-70. It is one of the best snow areas in North America with a summit elevation of 13,010' and base at 10,600'. Loveland boasts of an average snowfall each season in excess of 400 inches. Loveland also operates the highest quad lift in North America. It offers skiing terrain/slopes for all levels of skiers.

Loveland is often the first to open and one of the last to close each season.


Loveland Basin Ski Area

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This is one last look at the ski lifts serving Loveland Basin ski area.





Exit 205 on I-70 west of Denver is the major ski exit


Keystone and Arapahoe Basin are a few miles south of I-70.

Steamboat is a good bit north of I-70.






Breckenridge exit on I-70





We were headed to Breckenridge so we got off at exit 203.



Keystone Ski Area on US-6

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From the Breckenridge & Frisco area we took a back road over to US-6.

US-6 provides a good road over Loveland Pass while servicing the popular ski resorts of Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.

This is what Keystone ski facility looks like during mid-June.



Arapahoe Basin on US-6

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Not far away on US 6 we pass Arapahoe Basin ski area.

Then we continued east toward Loveland Pass, but first we have to get above the tree line.



View of Interstate 70 & Loveland Basin from US-6

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We were loosing altitude fast with grades like this one leading into the Loveland Basin ski area (that is I-70) running past Loveland Basin.

All of the above ski areas are located at or very near the Continental Divide within a few short miles of Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70.


Here are some other Travel Adventures in this area that may interest you:

Golden, Colorado -- Kayaking Clear Creek in Golden, Colorado -- Golden Farmer's Market --

Hang Gliding on Lookout Mountain -- Buffalo Bill's Grave on Lookout Mountain -- Nature Center on Lookout Mountain

Evergreen, Colorado and Bear Creek scenic drive -- Dinosaur Ridge near Morrison, Colorado

Central City & Black Hawk, Colorado -- Mountain Goats of Mount Evans -- Clear Creek Canyon Scenic Drive

The Oh-My-God Road from Central City to Idaho Springs -- Boulder Canyon Scenic Drive -- Golden, Colorado

Evergreen, Colorado -- Kayaking fun in Clear Creek Golden, Colorado -- Mount Evans Scenic Drive -- Lookout Mountain

Summit Lake on Mount Evans ** Loveland Pass on I-70 ** Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70 ** Colorado Ski Areas

Oversize Loads on US-6 ** I-70 West of Denver ** Clear Creek Water Sports Golden, Colorado

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